Top 10 Holiday Gifts (Under $30) For Fitness Lovers

As a college student who works two jobs downtown, I can confidently say that customers are beginning their holiday shopping. For myself, I know this is an exciting time of year. The majority of my friends and family are health and fitness conscious just like myself, which makes them easy to buy for.

Of course being on a college budget scraping extra money together for gifts can be difficult. This year I am trying to spend no more than $30 on each person. While this seems challenging, I am always up to a good challenge.

Here are the first five of my top ten gifts I have found so far. I know you will like them too. Happy shopping!

#1: Oster My Blend Blender $29.99

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This blender is the size of your water bottle. This 20 oz bottle comes in 4 different colors; orange, blue, pink, and green. It goes on to a base with a blade attachment. All you need to do is add your ingredients to your smoothie into the bottle, and blend. Then snap on a lid and you are on the go!

This can be reused throughout your fitness filled day as a water bottle too. Plus, homemade smoothies are so much healthier than the Jamba Juice alternatives that are filled with sugar. It is also dishwasher safe and BPA free of plastic. A few extra recipes are added into the instruction manual as well.

#2: Eco Lunchbox $22

eco lunchbox

We have been taking our lunch to school since preschool! Remember those brown paper bags that your mom used to write notes on? Well now you can take your lunch to school or work in this stainless steel Bento box style dish.

It is BPA plastic free, unlike those never ending tupperware dishes at home. These new age lunch boxes are leak proof, so soup and salad dressing can be put inside them as well. Made in Thailand these one of a kind dishes are also dishwasher safe for a super easy clean up.

#3: Lodge Logic Cast Iron Skillet $15.92

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This 10 1/4″  cast iron skillet can be found on Amazon.com for some of the best prices. Not only is it pre-seasoned (saving the person receiving this gift some time), but it also comes with two lids and a life time warranty.

This product received 4.5/5 stars out of over 1,000 ratings. Here is what a few customers who bought this product wrote in as a review.

“It is the perfect size when you are cooking for one. ” -E. Cruz

“Steaks, burgers, any type of sauteed chicken recipe, stir-fry, fajitas, cornbread, bacon and eggs, pancakes, french toast, grilled cheese sandwiches, and on and on. ”-philo_vance

“The pan is great, very good quality and very heavy. ”-Mark Schneider

With reviews like these, this cast iron skillet would be a great buy for the cook in your family or friend group.

#4: Running Headband or Gloves $18-$20

brooks gloves

 

brooks headband

Brooks, a prominent business in the runner’s world is know for some fabulous products. Now, they have developed both a headband and gloves for the runners on your shopping list.

Not only will these products keep your fitness lovers motivated on cold mornings, but they will love you for this simple yet useable gift. Find them at the Brooks website or at Amazon.com. There are a variety of colors and run sizes small through extra large.

#5: Whole Living Magazine $15

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Give a gift that keeps giving all year long with a magazine subscription. Your foodie experts will love trying new recipes found in Whole Living Magazine because they write not only on food and fitness, but on wellness, life balance, being green, and communities. With a clean cut website, attractive photos, and stimulating articles it seems that their magazine would be a winner. Try it for your mom or any moms in your friend group.

These are the top five out of ten gifts I have found so far. Stay tuned for the next five to see what other goodies I can dig up to start getting names checked off your holiday shopping list.

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Kait Freeberg

Kait Freeberg

Kait Freeberg is a junior at Cal Poly University, San Luis Obispo pursuing a degree in journalism. At school, Kait can be found interviewing people or hitting the gym. As the Colleges Against Cancer president, Kait helps to fight cancer and she educates her peers on the disease. Apart from school she works two jobs, enjoys traveling, and cooking for her roommates.